A tasty gluten-free snack
Lately, I’ve developed an obsession with hummus. I just can’t get enough of its creamy, garlicky goodness, and as a vegetarian, I love the protein boost it gives me. My favorite hummus dipper is flatbread (pita, naan, any kind will do), but since I’m sensitive to gluten or wheat (I’m not sure which), that’s kind of a problem. I don’t know if you’ve ever shopped for gluten-free flatbread, but it’s tough to find. I did track down one website that sells it, but the price is astronomical. And none of my local grocery and health food stores seem to carry it.
So what’s a gluten-free hummus lover to do? Eat pizza! Pizza crust, that is. The talented folks at Udi’s now make a gluten-free pizza crust that works so well with hummus. I just tear off chunks and dip them straight into the container, but more civilized people can also use a plate and utensils. You know, if that’s how you roll.
Right now, my favorite hummus is Sabra’s classic flavor, but it’s really easy to make at home if you have a food processor. And if the $5-for-two price tag on the Udi’s pizza cramps your style, there are also recipes out there for baking your own gluten-free pizza crust (I’m totally going to try to adapt this for my bread maker).
Of course, there are plenty of other gluten-free hummus dippers out there. They’re called veggies! Try celery, cucumbers, carrots, pepper, and if you can abide them (shudder!) grape or cherry tomatoes.